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Project Reach 1950 USS Norton Sound (1950)

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Universal newsreel from 1950, with the original description from Universal:

AT SEA A rocket salute to July Fourth. From the deck of the USS Norton Sound, a Viking rocket takes off and climbs more than 100 miles into the sky. Spectacular salute to independence.

This event actually took place on May 11/12 1950 and shows the Viking 4 rocket as it's launched to a (then record) altitude of 106.4 miles as part of Project Reach. It carried a ~500 pound scientific instrument package that provided data on cosmic rays.

The audio track is absent unfortunately.

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Production Company: Universal Studios
Sponsor: Wilbur B Myrick - USS Norton Sound 1949-1950
Audio/Visual: missing, b&w
Keywords: Project Reach, 1950, USS Norton Sound, AV11, AV-11, Viking 4

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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